Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Kiss Goodbye To Dark Circles!
Benefit Boi ing
Member Name: dinosaur9211
Benefit Boi ing
Advantages: covers blemishes, lasts a long time, lightweight
If you read my previous review, I have found a new love for Benefit recently and went on a bit of a spending spree. I brought various products that I use almost every day and some which are only rarely used because I can't bring myself to use them all up!
Dark circles are one of my main issues as I work/study 7 days a week and do coursework into the early hours most nights. I hardly ever sleep if I'm honest hence why I'm on here so much! No matter how many remedies I have tried I just can't seem to get rid of them - not without ridiculously expensive products anyway.
Luckily for me, my friend works in Benefit so she straight away recommended Boi-ing when I explained my problem with finding a good concealer. I did actually think it was a compact powder when I first saw it though! Despite wondering about her bias opinion about her beloved company, I still took her advice and tried the product out. I didn't buy it straight away though I just borrowed hers as we have the same skin tone luckily.
The concealer as I have mentioned before looks like a compact powder to me, although its a concealer. The pot is black and has a see through lid with some black detailing and the word 'Boi-ing' written on the top. It comes inside a box which has a cut out front showing the clear window. The lid screws on and goes firmly so you don't need to worry about it coming off and allowing the make-up to go everywhere. I like how Benefit all have information leaflets inside which tell you how to best use the product. Its a definite help if you're not a make-up whizz!
The concealer comes in three shades and they describe it as being 'industrial strength' so it will combat all dark circles. I brought the medium shade as I wear fake tan a lot so I wanted one which wasn't too much if I was pale or tanned. The three shades don't really differ dramatically but there is an obvious difference. The concealer is quite thick as its in a compact and you will need to hold it in your hands for a little while to warm it up so it glides easily without being too stiff to come away from the compact.
To use the concealer you need to use your finger, as I find a sponge or brush doesn't work as well. Just be sure to wash your hands before you use it so you don't get the compact dirty. I like that when you get the concealer on your finger it comes out quite thick but once its on your skin it is quite light and doesn't feel smothering. I like that it isn't noticeably on your skin but it covers problem areas well.
I have had the concealer now for about 3 months and ive only just made a well in the surface, I think it will probably last me another 9 months at least if I use roughly the same amount every month. I don't think I use it every single day, but I use it about 5/7 days of the week and only need to apply it once a day to keep it nice. The only time I ever use more is for a night out or when it rains and the make-up gets washed away which is very rarely.
£16 roughly for a compact is quite expensive, but to be honest it lasts a very long time and I'd say its worth it. You won't get a cheap compact that is any good and as big in size! You can pick up this concealer at most Benefit make-up counters inside department stores.
In my opinion, this is one of my favourite if not my only favourite concealer. I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting to cover blemishes on their face! It definitely covered my dark circles and I no longer feel like I have to constantly be paranoid about them - they're tucked away!
Summary: best concealer on the market!